Terry Francona

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Terry Francona

Terry Francona

Terry Francona is a Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager. Terry Francona is regarded as one of baseball’s most brilliant strategists. He’s also a two-time AL manager, a World Series champion, and the winner of the Golden Spike Award.

Terry competed for the United States in the Pan American Games during his collegiate years.

He also won the college world series in 1980 and was awarded the tournament’s most outstanding player.


Terry Francona was born on April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA.

He is the son of Tito Francona (John Patsy Francona) and Roberta Jackson.

Terry grew up alongside his sister Amy Francona, in addition to his parents.

Furthermore, his father, Tito, was a well-known Major League baseball player who played for a number of teams from 1956 and 1970.

Terry has been involved in baseball since he was a child, thanks to his talented father who mentored and guided him.

Similarly, he attended New Brighton Area High School in New Brighton, Pennsylvania to begin his baseball career.

Terry went on to the University of Arizona to get his bachelor’s degree after graduation.

He was a member of the Arizona Wildcats baseball team in college.

Nationality, Age, and Height

Terry Francona was born in 1959 and is currently 62 years old.

Furthermore, he was born on April 22, making his zodiac sign Taurus.

And, based on our experience, people born under this sign are often hardworking, free-spirited, and outgoing.

Terry is 6 feet 1 inch tall (184 cm) and weighs roughly 86 kilograms (189 lbs).

Apart from that, his bodily measurements are currently unknown.

Not to mention that Terry is bald-headed and has brown eyes. In the same way, he is an American citizen of White heritage.

Facts of Terry Francona

Full Name Terrence Jon Francona
Birth Date April 22, 1959
Birth Place Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America
Nick Name Tito
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education New Brighton Area High SchoolUniversity of Arizona
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name John Patsy Francona (Tito Francona)
Mother’s Name Roberta Jackson
Siblings Amy Francona
Age 63 years old (as of July 2021)
Height 6 feet 1 inch (184 cm)
Weight 86 kg (189 lbs)
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Blad
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement Unknown
Build Athletic
Married Divorced
Wife Jacque Lang (m. 1982 )
Children Alyssa FranconaNicholas Francona

Jamie Francona

Leah Francona

Profession American Baseball Manager
Net Worth $5 million
Salary  $900,000
Currently Works As Manager for the Cleveland Indians
Affiliations Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds
Active Since 1979
Social Media LinkedIn
Merch Posters, Autographs
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth & Salary

According to reports, Terry Francona has accumulated a net worth of nearly $5million.

Aside from his net worth, Francona made almost $4.2 million a year as a Cleveland Indians manager. Without a doubt, most of his earnings are from his career as a baseball manager.

Likewise, Terry reportedly earned $900,000 annually throughout his MLB career. He has also earned nearly $1.12 million as a baseball player between 1985 and 1990.

Besides that, from 1985 to 1986, he has also made $250,000 in a season.

Notably, he had also signed a $12 million contract with Red Sox back in 2004. Moreover, Francona also worked at FOX and ESPN networks, so he had earned a considerable amount as a broadcaster.

Professional Life

As a Participant

Terry competed for the United States in the Pan American Games during his collegiate years. He also won the college world series in 1980 and was awarded the tournament’s most outstanding player.

Francona also won the Golden Spikes Award the following year.

He made his major league debut with Montreal in 1981, playing outfield. He subsequently went on to play against the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series.

Francona was also moved to first base, where he played 100 games more than he did in the outfield and earned a reputation as a contact hitter.

He also pitched for Milwaukee in 1989, striking out one batter on three pitches over the course of 12 pitches.

As a trainer

Terry began teaching after retiring from baseball and spent several years with the Chicago White Sox organization. In 1991, he took over as manager of the Gulf Coast League’s rookie Sarasota White Sox.

He also volunteered with the Dominican Winter League.

Terry Francona
Terry Francona as a trainer. Source: nypost

Terry was also named 1993 Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year and 1994 Baseball America Top Managerial Candidate as a manager.

In 1996, he also worked with Buddy Bell and joined the Detroit Tigers as a third-base coach.

As a Supervisor

Phillies of Philadelphia

Terry was hired as the Phillies’ manager after the 1996 season. During his first four seasons as captain, the club never finished higher than a third.

In 1999, however, they finished third, behind division rivals the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves.

He also worked as a special assistant for the Cleveland Indians in 2000, as well as a bench coach for the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics.

Red Sox of Boston

Terry took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2004, and the team went on to finish second in the American League behind the New York Yankees.

In addition, they won more games than any other American League team.

Terry was hospitalized during the 2005 season due to severe chest pains, painful knees, and blood clot issues.

He returned to action after two years, and the Red Sox won the AL East Division under his leadership, finishing two games ahead of the Yankees.

Also, Francona is the only manager to win his first eight consecutive World Series games in Major League history. And the second manager to guide the Red Sox clubs to World Series titles.

In 2009, Terry recorded himself as the third manager in club history to have 500 wins. Also, he became the fourth person to manage 1,000 games for the Red Sox.

Similarly, in 2011, he got his 1,000th win as a manager and finished his Red Sox career.

Cleveland Indians

Terry got hired as the manager of the Cleveland Indians in 2012. Under his leadership, the Indians finished the 2013 regular season and were named the American League Manager.

Likewise, he also managed Cleveland to the American League Central Division title-clinching a berth in the ALCS with a win at Fenway Park.

Besides, Terry’s Cleveland moved on to the World Series by beating the Toronto Blue Jays and won the game against Chicago Cubs.

Not to mention, Terry again got named American League Manager of the Year for the second time in 2016.

As a Broadcaster

After his departure as a manager from the Red Sox in 2011, Terry joined the Fox network as the color analyst for the first two games in the American League Championship series.

Likewise, he also signed with ESPN and joined their Sunday Night Baseball telecast as an analyst and contributed to ESPN’s Little League World Series coverage.


Francona got hospitalized many times due to his poor health conditions. He got suffered from a life-threatening pulmonary embolism in 2002, which led to circulation issues.

Likewise, in 2017, he missed several games due to feeling lightheaded and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic and was expected to rest until July 14, 2017.

Also, Terry had to undergo catheter ablation due to his irregular heartbeat as a reason for which he had to skip the 2017 MBA All-Star Game.

Personal Life

Terry Francona might be successful when it comes to baseball, but not so much in his personal life. For those who don’t know, Terry is a divorced man as of now.

Terry was married to his wife Jacque Lang in January 1982.

They have four children, three daughters: Alyssa Francona, Jamie Francona, and Leah Francona, and a son named Nicholas Francona.

Unfortunately, their marriage fell apart 30 years after. Likewise, Terry confirmed his separation in an interview, saying they were in the final divorce stage.

By early 2011, Terry and Jacque got divorced and started living separately.

Hence, the exact reason for their separation is still unknown. Also, it seems Terry is spending a single and happy life as of now.

Current Injury

Recently, Terry Francano struggled with a staph infection on his left toe. Herewith, he had to undergo surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

Well, Terry made a 10-day hospital stay during which they had to remove a part of the bone in his toe. After surgery, he was on crutches and only opened up later from Goodyear, Arizona.

Aside from his foot injury, Terry struggles with the PICC line (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) in his arm.

Way before it too, he had gastrointestinal and blood clot issues due to which he had to undergo nine to ten surgeries.

All along his journey, Terry also had his right hip replaced following the Indians’ Game 7 loss to the Cubs in the 2016 World Series.

Back in 2017, he went through cardiac ablation surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat.

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Social Media Presence

Just as expected from the folks of his age, the Baseball manager is not active on any social handles and stays far from it as much as he can.

He is not precisely what you would call tech-savvy.

Likewise, the only updates we get about Terry is from his LinkedIn account.